Paris Berelc Chats Mighty Med and Super Powers!
Paris Berelc is the 15-year-old actress who plays Skylar Storm on the new Disney XD original series, Mighty Med!
We recently spoke with Paris about her role on the brand new show, stunts and gymnastics and being a strong female!
Mighty Med is Paris Berelc's first foray into acting onscreen.
"I've been acting since I was 12," she said. "At first I started with modeling, but I always knew I wanted to do more than just take pictures."
She said that the show's superhero premise is what really appealed to her in the script.
"I love Marvel, and I love superhero movies and comic books," she said. "When I saw that I would be playing a superhero, I was really interested. I hoped maybe they'd let me do tricks and stuff because of my gymnastics background."
Paris got her wish. Disney and the show's writers have given her the chance to perform quite a few fantastic stunts for the show so far.
"I'm very grateful I've been given the opportunity to do my own stunts," she said. "It's a great feeling to know that when kids say they wanna do flips like me and that they love my fight scenes that it's actually me that they are looking up to."
Paris has been a gymnast since she was just 5 years old.
"It was very hard to give up that part of my life," she said. "Incorporating my gymnastics skills to my character means so much to me because I know my training all these years definitely helped my character as Skylar Storm."
She also has deeply enjoyed being able to give feedback to the show's stunt coordinators with her gymnastics skill set in mind.
"We always add backflips and cool gymnastic flips," she said. "My background also helped with the martial arts I do on the show."
On Mighty Med, Paris plays Skylar Storm, a superheroine who has had her powers taken away by the comic book villain, The Annihilator.
"Even though she doesn't have any powers, she uses the power that she has inside her," Paris explained. "She might think sometimes that she needs her powers to be strong or be able to fight villains, but at the end of the day, when her friends or people in general need her, it's courage that makes her strong."
Even without her powers, Skylar is a force to be reckoned with.
"She still knows how to kick butt," Paris said. "I mean, she's fighting six-foot tall dudes!"
Also helping Skylar are her new friends Oliver and Kaz (portrayed by Jake Short and Bradley Steven Perry), young doctors at the Mighty Med hospital who teach her how to life out her life as a "Normo," or non-superhero.
"They have really helped her a lot with getting into the human world and learning the normal customs, and trying to be more normal when she loses her powers," she explained.
She said that if she could have a super power of her own, it would be one to help her avoid one of the most frustrating parts of acting in Los Angeles.
"I would want the power to teleport because I hate L.A. traffic," she said. "If I could snap my fingers and get to where I needed to be, it could make life a lot simpler."
So far, Paris's favorite moment from the Mighty Med set was the massive fight scene between the villain Megahertz and the mighty hero Tecton.
"Megahertz got thrown through the Mighty Med logo," she explained. "Everyone was watching and there was a loud explosion. That part was really cool to film.
But one of Paris' favorite parts of being a part of Mighty Med is the chance to demonstrate girl power.
"Even though my character Skylar doesn't have any powers, she's still independent and she's still a strong female character and I love that she really shows it in the show," she said.
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